The 2013 season didn't exactly get off to the best of starts for Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris.
The second-year pro, who finished second in the NFL in rushing yards in 2012, was held to a career-low 45 yards on 12 carries in Monday night's loss. Morris also lost a fumble on his first carry of the season. A touchdown salvaged Morris' fantasy outing, but fantasy owners hoping for a rebound this week against the Green Bay Packers will likely be disappointed.
The Green Bay Packers aren't a team that's necessarily known for defense, ranking 17th in the NFL against the run last year. They were, however, stingier from a fantasy perspective, ranking among the bottom 10 in the NFL in PPR fantasy points allowed to running backs, according to My Fantasy League.
Green Bay also did a solid job of containing 49ers tailback Frank Gore in Week 1, limiting him to only 44 yards on 21 carries.
When you also take into consideration the possibility Washington may be forced to throw the ball more than usual in an effort to keep up with the prolific Green Bay offense (just as it was against the Eagles), there's more than a little reason to be concerned about Alfred Morris this week.
Granted, Morris is an awfully hard player to sit, but he's a so-so RB2 this week at best.